There is something for all ages, from the pumpkin decorating to the parade and activities in between! Check out the festival from September 30 to October 1, 2016.
This festival takes over downtown each year along 118 W Railroad Street, Spring Hope NC. The streets were bustling!
The Pumpkin Cruise-in brought classics to Pine Street on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Chevy, Ford, and more took part in the cruise-in, including one car-turned-trike!
DJ Barry Atkinson and Liquid Pleasure kicked off the music Friday, with The Anchormen Gospel Quartet and Seventh Hour Groove Band performing Saturday, split between the main stage and the depot deck.
The Pumpkin Creation Contest on Saturday brought kids and pumpkins together with various supples. People were in line at Town Hall on October 1, 2016, for a while before the contest began!
So many vendors! All along the railroad tracks and side streets visitors could find colorful displays and interesting arts, crafts, and unique items available for purchase. Food vendors along the tracks offered everything from funnel cakes and Italian sausage to deep fried ribs, alongside mainstays like turkey legs and cotton candy. At one food cart, there were even freshly made candy apples waiting to be wrapped! Yes, vendors had some unique items for sale! Some were even giving away balloons, literature, Bibles, and more.
Next to the Thrift Store on Ash Street, inflatables drew kids and their caretakers to jump and play. The weather kept things cool-ish, so it was a good weekend to be outside and enjoy the changeover from Summer to Fall.
In addition to the Pumpkin Weigh-in Contest, these amazing gourds came out for the festival and were available for all to see while walking around downtown.
Even the Spring Hope businesses dressed up for the weekend, with pumpkins, straw, and much more in the storefronts along Railroad and Pine Streets.
Many of the festival visitors brought their four-footed canine friends along. Dogs big and small wandered the festival on the end of their owners’ leashes. How wonderful that the event was pet-friendly.
Along the railroad tracks, the Spring Hope Chamber and other vendors talked with passersby, while these two took a break to relax and play a game on a convenient game board.